Christian Nightmares: A Glimpse Behind The Mask

My friend over at Christian Nightmares shared this heartbreaking story with my today from his new blog Christian Nightmares Too. His new project, Christian Nightmares Too, is a collection of stories and interviews with people who have been hurt by the church. For those of us still in the church, I think his work should be a powerful reminder to all of us of the pain we can and do inflict when...
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Blogmatics: The Ordination Of Women

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This is the eleventh part of a series I’m calling Blogmatics. It’s an attempt on my part to lay out as best I can in as brief a manner as I can all the theological assumptions behind my blog posts.

This particular post is adapted from a post that originally appeared last year which I wanted to tweak just...

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Ja Rule Finds Jesus In “I’m In Love With A Church Girl”

Ja Rule. TobyMac. Stephen Baldwin. Need I say more? Apparently the writers of I'm In Love With A Church Girl didn't feel the need to say anymore either because wow. The dialogue in the trailer?? I mean seriously. Are Christian films like this under some legal obligation to have the worst, cheesiest, stalest dialogue ever?? [youtube bnULsIsuwDY]
"This guy is the biggest drug dealer in all of California which is exactly why we want to nail this guy."
Come on, Stephen Baldwin, I...
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Blogmatics: Resurrection

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This is the tenth part of a series I’m calling Blogmatics. It’s an attempt on my part to lay out as best I can in as brief a manner as I can all the theological assumptions behind my blog posts.

  There are many days when I find myself teetering on the brink of, if not atheism, then at least a strong...
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Has Kirk Cameron Finally Solved The Problem Of Evil?

Right about the time the first person declared "There is a God!", one of his friends spoke up and said, "Oh yeah? Well, if there is a God why does he let bad things happen?" That question has haunted religion ever since, especially faiths like Christianity which claim that despite all the evidence God is in fact a good and loving God. It's often referred to as "the problem of evil," "the problem of pain," or simply...
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